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PHOTOGRAPHIC PERMITS

Journalists need no special permission for photography or filming in Slovenia, with the exception of aerial photography or filming and photography or filming of military facilities; a permit is also required to photograph or film the interior of places of natural and cultural heritage.  

   

Aerial photography or filming and photography or filming of military facilities 

 
There are several different types of permits envisaged for aerial photography or filming:  

a) Pursuant to the Aviation Act, the Civil Aviation Agency of the Republic of Slovenia must grant consent if photography or filming is to be done by a domestic legal entity with an aircraft registered in the Republic of Slovenia and with a purpose other than to create cartographic publications. For more information, please visit info(at)caa.si.

b) Pursuant to paragraph 4 of Article 13 of the Aviation Act, a flight authorisation must be obtained from the consular service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinating inter-sectoral activities in issuing such authorisations if photography or filming is to be done by a foreign legal person with an aircraft registered outside the Republic of Slovenia and with a purpose other than to create cartographic publications. For more information, please visit konzularne-zadeve.mzz(at)gov.si.

c) Pursuant to Article 31 of the Defence Act, prior authorisation of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia must be obtained if the purpose of the photography or filming is to create cartographic publications; the relevant application must be addressed to the Secretariat-General of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia. For more information, please visit glavna.pisarna(at)mors.si.

 

Pursuant to Articles 2 and 3 of the Decree Specifying Military Facilities and Surrounding Areas of Special Importance for Defence and Security Measures for their Protection, additional approval or authorisation must be obtained from the Ministry of Defence for photography or filming of military facilities. The application must specify the area or facility to be photographed or filmed, the length of any filming, and the organisation or media that will keep the recorded material. For more information, please visit glavna.pisarna(at)mors.si.